Boxes of aid for flood victims
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Aid distributed after deadly flash floods in Argentina

6 April 2013 Last updated at 10:02 BST

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has promised $350m in aid to provide housing for victims of flash floods which have killed at least 57 people and destroyed some 100,000 homes.

Many victims drowned as they tried to scramble to safety on rooftops and treetops and some were electrocuted.

The government declared three days of national mourning after what it called "an unprecedented catastrophe".

Julie Peacock reports.